How To Use Herbal Immune-Boosters Safely
Derived from plants or plant products, herbal medecines are loaded with properties that have the power to heal. But herbal remedies can also be toxic if you don’t use them properly. Find out how to use them safely.
Get a Diagnosis
Never use herbs to treat symptoms without being certain what is causing those symptoms. Check with your doctor before using herbs if you have a chronic health condition or are pregnant or nursing. Consult a pediatrician or other expert before giving herbal products to children, especially those under five.
Do What The Label Says
Herbs may vary in potency from manufacturer to manufacturer, so follow the dosage instructions on the label, even if they are different from advice you might read elsewhere.
Don’t Double Up
Never take herbs and drugs that have the same effect, such as the antidepressant herb St. John’s wort and the drug Prozac.